A crowd of more than 200 people, many emotional and clamoring, sat or stood at Tuesday night's meeting of Clark County commissioners. And most of them wore stickers, carried signs or joined in rounds of applause to indicate they were there in support of Ed Barnes.
It's been almost a month since Oregon leaders formed a special legislative committee on the Columbia River Crossing, at which time a top state official declared immediate action was necessary to keep the project on track.
The job description for Clark County environmental services director — the position state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, was hired to May 1 — was altered on Clark County's website in September, and county officials are currently working to figure out why that occurred.
A state audit has found that Clark County improperly charged some of its departments for insurance coverage during 2011-12, and by doing so, shifted general government costs onto accounts designated for maintaining roads and processing building permits.
When Dan Ogden recently told us about participating in John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign, he happened to mention another notable aspect of that presidential race. Ogden and his brother were working for opposing sides.
By Brad Shannon, The Olympian
November 15, 2013 10:38 a.m.
State lawmakers' quick passage last week of what might be the biggest-ever corporate tax incentive was intended to be one-half of a two-part deal to keep Boeing Co.'s 777X jet production in the Northwest.